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Greek Islands 2018 | Sun, Sea & History: Crete-Rhodes, 8 days from 520€

Crete and Rhodes are the largest among the most popular Greek Islands with a weather to die for: south enough for warmness and sun, yet mildly beautiful weather. The itinerary “Sun, Sea & History” focusses on your personal tastes and rhythm of traveling offering marvelous beach vacations with a touch of intellectual and active vacation in the Greek Islands. Accommodation in 4 and 5 * Boutique Hotels or Luxury Beach Resorts at the best locations.
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Rhodes & Crete Sample Itinerary
Day 1 | Arrival to Crete
  • Arrival to Crete (Heraklion), either by ferry from Athens or with a direct flight from most European capitals. Optional transfer service to your hotel in Elounda or Herosnissos, depending on your taste in travelling and accommodation, our travel agency will create the ideal itinerary for you. At your hotel, you will go through a prompt registration procedure and you will be escorted to your room.
  • Heraklion is the capital of Crete, the largest island in Greece with no less than 4 major towns (Chania, Rethimnon, Heraklion & St. Nickolas) and a population of more than 700 thousand.  The Island of Crete is almost a state on it’s own with the most remarkable combination of historical heritage, cultural interest and absolutely amazing sandy beaches.  Cretans say that the most beautiful parts of their island is “where the sun rises and where the sun sets”, i.e.: the east and the west parts of Chania and St. Nicholas respectively. Our travel Agency has selected the east side of luxurious Elounda and youthful Hersonisos for their famous beaches and the proximity to the main sights to visit in Crete.
Day 2 | Crete exploring & Crete Sightseeing
  • Enjoy your breakfast and continue your day to explore the island with a rented car or simply relax by a wonderful, sandy beach. If you want to make the best out of your time, we recommend joining a group tour – day excursion to Ancient Palace of Knossos and Heraklion Archaeological Museum. If you visit Crete, the palace of Knossos is a mandatory and fascinating day excursion.
  • In the evening you might want to visit St Nickolas town, a picturesque and romantic harbor town with lots of options for dinners and drinks.
Day 3 | Crete Sailing excursions or Hiking tour
  • Have your breakfast so that you’re ready for your Cretan adventure. If you're a nature and activities enthusiast, join the Samaria Gorge - Full Day Hiking Tour. This very full day tour - 16 hours -  and it takes participants to the top of the Samaria Gorge, where they then walk to the bottom.
  • If you’re on a romantic honeymoon in Greece and want to take your days slowly, take a Boat Trip to Chrissi Island or to Spinalonga Island.
Day 4 | Crete – Rhodes flight – Rhodes town Hotel
  • Your direct flight from Crete to Rhodes will allow some time in the morning for breakfast and even a last swim at the beach. You will land to Rhodes after a very short flight and you may optionally have a transfer service booked. Again, in Rhodes, the famous “pearl of the Mediterranean”, our Travel Agency has carefully selected warm upscale accommodation, both in the south part, (Lindos, which is where the experienced travelers like to go!), or directly to the heart of Rhodes, the main town.
  • Check in procedure and the evening at your disposal to enjoy the impeccable Rhodes weather… sunny and mild from March to November!  In the evening, try going for dinner in a fish tavern with some of the best sea fruits and oysters in Greece and maybe even have a drink.

Day 5 | Rhodes Exploring & Rhodes Sightseeing – Lindos Hotel
  • Breakfast in your hotel and a day ahead for the one of the most important sights not only in Greece but the whole Mediaterranean: the Medieval City of Rhodes.  The largest and best preserved old town of it’s kind, the medieval town of Rhodes will enchant you beyond compare. Visit the town either with a Licensed Guide to take you step by step through the Palace of the Grand Magister and the History of the knights. Make sure to get lost in those little alleys and find the best places for lunch and shopping and even have a Turkish bath in the famous Hammam of the old town.
  • Tonight you may move to your hotel in Lindos whenever you feel like it, from noon onwards, totally in love with what you have experienced and seen in the Medieval town of Rhodes.
Day 6 | Rhodes exploring & Sightseeing of the south – Lindos Hotel
  • Have a good breakfast and wear some good shoes for walking. Head toward the Lindos Acropolis for a majestic view to the Aegena and into the glorious past of the prehistoric and classical ages of Greece. The Acropolis of Lindos is estimated to be older than the Acropolis in Athens, even bearing remains of prehistoric temples. This is a small sightseeing and you may also hire a donkey to take you uphill if you like.
  • In the afternoon, make the efford to go to Pefki Beach for a relaxing day under the sun and an easy go slow late lunch, or, if you want to see more, try going even south, toward Prassonisi for a natural wonder : a long slim line of land connecting the mainland of Rhodes with an isle call “Prassonissi”(the green island). The waters will definitely suit your taste: one side of the sandy beach is always windy and the other is always calm.
  • The evening is at your disposal to enjoy your co-traveler’s company and have a romantic dinner.
Day 7 | Rhodes Sailing Tour or Hiking excursion – Lindos Hotel
  • After your breakfast you may join a glass bottom cruise around the south part of the island which is a lot of fun and offers a panoramic side view of Rhodes. There are also boat tours to Symi, the little sister island of Rhodes. Symi is rich and charming, it is an off-the-beaten-track destination and produces the famous Symi Shrimps: some of the most delightful things you’ll ever place in your mouth!
  • If you like exploring the landscapes on foot, Rhodes is famous for the hill of Tsampika, a 1 or 2 hours hiking route toward the monastery of “Panagia Tsampika”. From there, take a glimpse to the beach just below the mountain and then head downhill for a refreshing and relaxing day by the crystal clear sandy waters of Tsampika beach.
  • In the evening, we recommend staying around Lindos for a dinner and drinks. Lindos is a sophisticated destination and you might want to experience the warm atmosphere that small places like Lindos, create.
Day 8 | Departure from Rhodes
  • In the morning you may enjoy your last breakfast and the fresh morning breeze of Lindos and complete your Lindos Hotel check-out procedure. You may be taking a direct flight to your city or a flight / ferry to Athens. Bon Voyage, Arrivederci, Hasta la próxima vez, не до следующего раза!!!
  • Guided tours booked through our Travel Agency are in accordance with European financial legislation & are conducted only by fully licensed Tour Guides. Languages other than English are available at extra cost and any admission fees to museums are covered by travelers on the spot.
  • In most Greek Hotels usual check-in is at: 13:00 or 14:00, and check-out is at: 11:00 or 12:00.
  • All Archaeological sites and Museums are closed on Mondays throughout Greece.
  • All Hotels of this travel itinerary are selected by Greece specialists and experienced travel & hospitality professionals.
  • Availability and exact pricing is confirmed after enquiry.
Luxury Package
  • 3 nights in a 5*Hotel in Elounda ( Elounda Vilals or similar)
  • Direct Flight Crete to Rhodes
  • 1 night in central 5* Hotel in Rhodes Town - north Rhodes (Rhodos Park or similar)
  • 3 nights in in a 5* Hotel in Lindos town - south Rhodes (Melenos Lindos Suites & Villas or similar)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Concierge Services for all destinations through our Travel Agency and our Greek Islands' Specialist.
Mid-Range Package
  • 3 nights in a 4* Hotel in Hersonisos (Galaxy Vilals or similar)
  • Direct Flight Crete to Rhodes
  • 4 nights in central 5* Hotel in Rhodes Town - north Rhodes (Rhodos Park or similar)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Concierge Services for all destinations through our Travel Agency and our Greek Islands' Specialist.
  • Flight/ ferry to and from Crete & Rhodes
  • Transfer services
  • Optional Tours
  • Flight/ ferry to and from Crete & Rhodes
  • Transfer services
  • Optional Tours
Prices per person 2014 : 3 Days Crete, 1 Day Rhodes Town, 3 Days Lindos Rhodes.

Crete & Rhodes 8 days
Low Season
Mid-Season
High Season

April, 1-15 May & October
15-30 May, June & September
July & August
from 820
from 1.100
from 1.350€
Luxury Package

Crete
Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites (3)

Rhodes
Rodos Park (1) & Melenos Lindos (3) 

Mid-Range Package 
from 520
from 690
from 850

Crete  
Galaxy Villas Hersonissos ( 3) 

Rhodes
Rodos Park (4)


Map of Crete & Rhodes - Locations of the Itinerary:
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Greece Rhodes Medieval City/photo courtecy of James Bird






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